Thoughts about my dear Gran…

My Grandmother, more affectionately known as my Gran, passed away on the 4th of July 2015. I truly believe she gained her independence from a world of hurt and pain. I know that her soul rest with her Heavenly Father now. Although difficult I had the honor of working with my sister (and other family) to create her obituary. This is something that I never thought that I would be able to do but it was somewhat therapeutic to review her life and honor her with words. My Gran means so much to me and we had beautiful moments together. One of the last special moments that we spent together was her reminding me of how to cook cabbage (her way) but with my little twist (olive oil) instead of the old school stuff. She was also losing her eye sight but could see shadows. I ask her if she could see mine and was it fine because I had been working on it LOL. We laughed! I will forever hold those memories, her soft touch, her love that did not judge, and of course the best cooking on this side of Heaven. This experience has made me hold my loves a little tighter and appreciate others just a little more. I hope to encourage others to do the same. Love others truly.

Written Words to Gran on behalf of our family…

Our dear Mother we will remember how you taught us that family is important and comes first. Our dear Gran we will remember your soft touch and your love that did not judge but comforted always. Our dear Sister we will cherish our laughter and moments that we shared in life together. Our dear Aunt we will remember how you cared for us as if we were your very own children. Our dear Cousin and Friend we will remember how you gave without hesitation and loved without reservation. You are irreplaceable. We are grateful for the memories and love that still lives. We will all remember how you smiled so brightly, gave so freely, and loved so openly. Thank you for being so dear to each and every one of us. We love you and miss you.

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